In the latest chapter of the Anna Nicole saga, a male model from Kentucky has come out of the woodwork, claiming to the National Enquirer that he is Larry Birkhead’s former gay lover. 38-year-old male model Kerrick Ross tells the tabloid that he met Birkhead (who has already begun shilling photos of he and his new daughter to the gossip rags) at “a cocktail party in Louisville around mid-2000 when Birkhead was a struggling real estate agent and writer, angling for a show business career in Hollywood. “
Said Ross: “America doesn’t know the whole story about Larry Birkhead…He apparently had sex with Anna Nicole and fathered her baby, but there is no question: He also had sex with me! We were together for about two months and had sex eight to 10 times, always at my apartment. He often spent the whole night with me…I had been ‘out’ for a long time, but Larry was not out of the closet — and he was terrified about his family, who were devout Southern Baptists, finding out he was having a gay relationship. He was especially afraid of his father finding out. He said, ‘If my Dad knew about this, he would kill me! He was more comfortable saying he was bi-sexual. I never knew him to go out with women when we were together, but I found out after we broke up that he had been seeing women.”
Birkhead’s camp claims the tabloids are getting revenge for the sale of the above pics to OK magazine, and says that lawsuits are imminent.
UPDATE: A Towleroad commenter has tracked down Kerrick’s Friendster profile.